Henry Hawk News

Week of February 22, 2021

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Henry Families,

We are excited to welcome back our K-5th grade teachers who will be returning in the building this Monday. We will have a new schedule this week for K-5 as they will be preparing for the return of students on March 1st.

6th-8th grade schedule will still continue the regular remote learning schedule this week.

Grades K-5 Schedule Week of February 22, 2021

Live Classes with Teacher (8:15 - 11:30)

Lunch Break (11:30-12:15)

Asynchronous/Independent Time (12:15-3:15):Teachers will not be available online as they will be preparing their classrooms and instruction.

We encourage you to review the Reopening Videos

Please feel free to email us with any clarifications needed.

Stay Well,

Juan Gutierrez, Principal


Mary Ann Reynolds, Assistant Principal


Lora Abraham, Assistant Principal


What's New?

CPS Health Screener Information

Important Hybrid/In-Person Reminders

Henry Hawk Weekly Update

Counselor's Corner

Community Schools Initiative Fun Virtual Programs: Still time to sign up!

CPS Health Screener Information

Health Screener: Now is the time to set up a new morning schedule that includes completing the health screener by 8 am each morning your child is scheduled to enter the building. We all need to answer the screener truthfully to help keep students, staff, and families safe.

Below are ways that you can access the Health Screener.

  • Option 1: Click the button "CPS Health Screener". This will take you to the direct link.
  • Option 2: Log into Parent Portal to receive your child's personalized Health Screener Link via text message (See directions in the diagram below.)

CPS Health Screener

Daily Health Screenings Chicago Public Schools is requiring all students, employees, and visitors to complete a daily COVID-19 health screener prior to arriving at any CPS school or facility. Must be completed daily when students return.

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Important Hybrid/In-Person Reminders

Travel Reminder:

We want to remind families who are planning to return in-person of CPS' policy on travel. If you travel internationally or to a state with widespread COVID transmission as indicated in the Chicago Emergency Travel Order you are required to quarantine for 10 days and your student will fail the health screener, which will deny entry to the building. We appreciate every family's commitment to these guidelines to keep our learning community safe.


Please make sure to wear a mask every day that you are on Henry School grounds. This includes students, staff, and family members. This week is a great time to begin increasing the amount of time each student wears their mask. We also ask that students returning bring an extra mask just in case. We will have extra masks at school as well. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Henry Hawk Weekly Update

Each week we send out our Henry Hawk Weekly Update to our students. Check out the one from the week of February 16th with Ms. Reynolds.
Hawk Hawk Weekly Update: Week of February 16, 2021

Counselor's Corner

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Hello Everyone,

As more students get ready to return to school, I’m sure both you and your students are feeling lots of different emotions. Some of these emotions might be very big emotions. It is important to recognize these feelings and find ways to cope with them (both you and your student). Meditation can help with this. It’s important to remember that meditation is not all about calm and peace. Meditation also lets you notice how emotion feels and then how to work with these feelings.

Meditation has many other benefits. It helps you:

· Gain a new perspective on stressful situations.

· Build skills to manage your stress.

· Increase self-awareness.

· Focus on the present.

· Reduce negative emotions.

· Increase imagination and creativity.

· Increase patience and tolerance.

From Mayo Clinic

A great and free resource is the Headspace app or headspace.org. They have meditations for every situation and are appropriate for kids and adults. The Mindfulness App, Insight Timer, and Calm are other good apps for meditation.

As a reminder, I want to make sure this information is meeting your needs, so please complete this survey as soon as you can:


If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. The best way to reach me is by email: mgarfinkel@cps.edu

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Garfinkel

Community Schools Initiative Fun Virtual Programs: Still Time to Sign Up!

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Patrick Henry School

Stay Well,

Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Reynolds, and Mrs. Abraham